By Sean Forde
Little is known about Sean Forde as his accompanying biog for this home produced demo is made up of a scribbled tracklist and a one line demand that it be reviewed. The six songs are raw and through the home recording set-up rather than through intention, every bit of wobbly or stuttering acoustic guitar is there for all to hear. Mr Forde does however have a strong voice and it helps carry the show. Song wise it's a mixed bag and at the best it has an Evan Dando sort of innocence but at worst it's just a bit awkward. "Standing on the side" is an excellent little song with a truly soulful vibe but in contrast opener "Superman" fails with an experiment with wit, while "Fools Like Me" manufactures a pained chorus couplet of "fool" and "cool". Forde is definitely at his best when he keeps it simple such as the innocent "Just Go Home". If this is a debut (ahem biog) then it is a brave start from a singer songwriter with promise.